Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 7 20th February 2011
PARISH NEWSLETTER: If you would like an item placed in the parish newsletter in any given week you must contact the parish office ( by 12 noon on the Wednesday of the week of publication. If you would like to receive the newsletter weekly by e-mail or have relatives/friends abroad who maybe interested, please e-mail

Parish Mission
Capuchins, Terence Harrington and Michael Duffy will preach at all masses on Sat and Sun 5th & 6th March to promote the parish mission.

The Archbishop of Dublin would like to invite representatives of our Parish to attend a Liturgy on Sunday 20th February at 15.00 within the framework of the Apostolic Visitation  of the Archdiocese of Dublin a Liturgy of Lament and Repentance for  the Sexual Abuse of Children by Priests and Religious in the Pro Cathedral. 

Pancake Party
The National Children’s Hospital Tallaght are asking you to flip for them again this year by hosting a Pancake Party between March 4th and 8th. Money raised will go towards helping sick children receive the best possible care in the NCH Tallaght. Register online at or call  4142375.

Darkness Into Light
5km event in aid of Pieta House will be held on Sat. 7th May, 2011 in the Phoenix Park Dublin, starting at 4.30am.   Registration online at  or by post to Pieta House, Lucan Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. This is a symbolic event to give hope to those affected by Suicide and Self-Harm.

Irish Hospice Foundation Grief Workshops
Places are still available for the following workshops:
Hidden Losses - Hidden Grief: The practical and emotional support of friends, colleagues and family are key elements in helping people to come to terms with their losses. What happens though, when one is denied this support because the loss may go against what is acceptable in society (e.g.  adoption, abortion, suicide, gay partnership)? This is where grief may become hidden.
Workshop: Thur 24th Feb 2011 9.30am – 4.00pm by Breffni Mc Guinness.
Anticipatory Grief: Many would argue that the grief process starts before death. What are the implications for family or friends of considering grief through the course of an illness? This workshop will explore the concept of anticipatory grief by examining whether preparation for and warning of a death can play a positive role in later grieving.  The workshop will use presentations and discussion to support learning. Workshop: Fri 25th Feb 2011 9.30am – 4.00pm by Ann Keating
€95 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee. To book a place on this workshop contact Iris Murray, Irish Hospice Foundation, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2. Tel 01 6793188 or email: Website:

Crosscare’s Drug and Alcohol Programme (DAP)
offer a free counselling service for those who may be affected by a loved one’s addiction. DAP also offer training and support for parents/guardians in dealing with the issues of drugs and alcohol in the family. If you may have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us 836 0911 or

International Eucharistic Congress
The 31st IEC held in Dublin 1932, is one of the most remarkable public events to have taken place in Ireland in the 20th century. With extremely favourable weather conditions prevailing in the run-up to and during the event, the country was in festive mood and the congress left an unforgettable impression on all who witnessed it. The sheer scale of the event bore striking testimony to the pride in identity, both national and religious, which patently guided the hundreds of thousands who participated.

Skerries Community College
Spaces remain in the following courses: Mon night Spanish for Beginners. Wed night Computers Intermediate Motorbike Maintenance, Brush up your Irish and Bridge. Classes will commence on 14th and 16th Feb. Contact Teresa Carroll  8490011

Dublin Parks Tennis
Tennis coaching continues on Fri. 25th Feb. at 3.30pm. at the Courts in Orlynn Park. All boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 17 years are welcome.

Ethics for all
A public lecture series will be held in Mater Dei Institute, Clonliffe Rd, Dublin 3, commencing Tue Mar 8thfor 4 consecutive Tues. For full details see  or alternatively email:

Inner Wellbeing – Retreats for Spiritual Care in Busy Lives
Continuing our series of day-long, two-day and weekend retreats, the next retreat is Thursday and Friday 24th & 25th February, at a special rate of €105, residential and €55 non-residential.